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  • Ventura man accused of elder abuse and killing family pet
    <![CDATA[Police in Ventura have arrested a man for felony animal cruelty and elder abuse charges.On Sunday afternoon, Daniel Neimeier, 33, a Ventura vagrant is accused of breaking into his mother's home in the 3800 block of Paloma Drive in violation of a court order. Once inside authorities say he vandalized... Read more »
  • Bend Parks and Rec receives honors for facilities
    <![CDATA[Bend's park and recreation offerings have received three honors recently by national and state entities for the community's recreation facilities and the strong partnership between Brooks Resources and the Bend Park and Recreation District. The awards are for the design of The Pavilion and the Bend Whitewater Park, and contributions... Read more »
  • Westbound Neff Road to close for sewer line work
    <![CDATA[ Starting next week, the westbound lane of Neff Road from Medical Center Drive to Purcell Boulevard will close for two to three months for sewer line construction, Bend city officials said Monday. During the construction, eastbound traffic will remain open on Neff Road. Westbound... Read more »
  • City of Santa Maria working to fix traffic problems at Enos Ranch
    <![CDATA[It's a sore subject for some Costco shoppers."Oh it's outrageous! They did not plan very well for this amount of cars," said shopper Norma Watkins. It goes beyond the packed parking lot, At times, it's bumper to bumper in the Enos Ranch and Betteravia area, spilling even into intersections. "I... Read more »
  • Non-profit runners push on with fundraising despite half-marathon cancellation
    <![CDATA[A local non-profit made huge strides during the Santa Barbara Veteran's Day half marathon even though the race was canceled at the last second.Staff members from Hillside House in Santa Barbara were up early and ready to race on Saturday, Nov. 11.They spent weeks training for the event while also... Read more »
  • KTVZ.COM Poll results: Lock all school doors at all times?
    <![CDATA[Here are the results of Friday's KTVZ.COM Poll, asking if you think schools should lock all their doors at all times:Do you think schools should lock all their doors at all times?Yes - 58% (497 votes)No - 42% (363 votes)Total Votes: 860 ]]>... Read more »
  • Victim, suspect in Lompoc homicide, officer-involved shooting investigation identified
    <![CDATA[UPDATEThe Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Coroner's Office has identified the victim in Sunday's Lompoc homicide as 28-year-old Timothy Ross Culley, a resident of Lompoc.The murder suspect was identified as 34-year-old Lompoc resident Geronimo Vicente Santos. Authorities say he had several aliases but had been living the past several years under... Read more »
  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission staying open with fewer spaces during remodel
    <![CDATA[The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is urgently upgrading its facilities, but that will mean fewer beds during the winter months.It comes at a time when the nearby PATH facility is no longer offering increased winter shelter beds.That could leave 150 people who would normally find shelter, especially during foul weather,... Read more »
  • Palm Springs International Airport opening economy lot for Thanksgiving travelers
    <![CDATA[Palm Springs International Airport will open its temporary economy parking lot starting Tuesday in anticipation of increased holiday traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend.The lot will open starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at $15 per day. The lot is located toward the southern end of the airport property along Kirk Douglas... Read more »
  • Crook County SO social media blitz aims to curb Thanksgiving eve crashes
    <![CDATA[The Crook County Sheriff's Office is joining in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Thanksgiving eve campaign, "Don't Drink and Drive during Thanksgiving". Thanksgiving eve - the Wednesday before the holiday -- has become one of the year's biggest drinking days. Whether it's young people home from college or... Read more »
  • Palm Springs City Council accused of violations during vote for Virgin Hotel
    <![CDATA[Two committee members from the Palm Springs Ethics Task Force have sent a letter to the city asking it to correct what the committee members are calling violations of the Brown Act, over the vote to allow the Virgin Hotel to move forward in Palm Springs.David Freedman, co-chair of the... Read more »
  • Cyclist killed in crash at NW Portland intersection
    <![CDATA[ (Update: Comments from police, intersection reopens) A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle at the corner of Portland Avenue and Wall Street north of downtown Bend Monday morning, police on scene confirmed. The crash was reported around 11:20 a.m.... Read more »
  • Goldenvoice COO Skip Paige announces retirement
    <![CDATA[Goldenvoice COO Skip Paige announced to colleagues that he will retire from his position on Wednesday.Paige joined Goldenvoice in 1998 and was involved in the launch of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999.In a letter sent out by Paige, he cites spending more time with his family... Read more »
  • Driver gets 6 years in Forest Grove crash that killed pedestrian
    <![CDATA[HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison after pleading guilty to a crash that killed a pedestrian in Forest Grove.   Authorities say 22-year-old Jonathan Dominguez-Esquivel was walking to work March 18 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Bethany Morgan... Read more »
  • Redmond man injured in rollover crash east of Bend
    <![CDATA[ (Update: Driver treated at St. Charles Bend and released) A Redmond man was injured Monday morning when a car turned in front of his pickup at a three-way intersection east of Bend and he swerved to avoid it, causing the truck to roll onto its side, Deschutes County... Read more »
  • Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed 15 days
    <![CDATA[NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed by at least two weeks to give the crabs more time to fill with meat.   Fisheries managers use "meat fill" tests to determine how well the Dungeness have rebounded from the late summer... Read more »
  • Police arrest man suspected in shooting death of his mother in Palm Springs
    <![CDATA[ UPDATE: Palm Springs police have arrested 19-year-old Brian Conroy suspected in the shooting death of his mother, 36-year-old Amber Lane. The shooting happened on the 4100 block of Calle San Antonio at 4:25 a.m. This story is developing stay with KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 for... Read more »
  • Trucker charged in deadly Palm Springs tour bus crash to be arraigned
    <![CDATA[A truck driver involved in a collision with a tour bus in Palm Springs that killed 13 people and injured 31 others was brought back to Riverside County to face more than 40 felony and misdemeanor counts, including vehicular manslaughter, officials confirmed Monday.Bruce Guilford, 51, of Covington, Georgia, was transported... Read more »
  • Sister-in-law of former Rancho Mirage city employee pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges
    <![CDATA[The sister-in-law of a former city of Rancho Mirage code enforcement official pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and conspiracy charges.Brandi Perry, 40, of Desert Hot Springs, is accused along with Sandra Johnson, 50, of Indio, of using Johnson's position as the city's senior manager in the Building and Safety Code... Read more »
  • Owners of 'Outdoorsman' in Arroyo Grande arrested for possession of assault weapons
    <![CDATA[Two business owners in Arroyo Grande known to sell guns, ammunition, and other outdoor equipment have been arrested and stand accused of illegally possessing assault weapons at their shop.Dylan William and Stephanie Abigail Todd, the owners of The Outdoorsman located at 1402 E Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande, were arrested... Read more »
  • Oregon joins holiday message: If You See Something, Say Something
    <![CDATA[ If You See Something, Say Something. That's the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign launched by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Oregon's Office of Emergency Management recently partnered with DHS to support the "If You... Read more »
  • Jim Thome, Chipper Jones head Hall of Fame ballot
    <![CDATA[Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome are among the 19 newcomers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.The ballot is being mailed this week to more than 425 voting members of the BBWAA. The results of the voting will... Read more »
  • Jim Thome, Chipper Jones head Hall of Fame ballot
    <![CDATA[Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome are among the 19 newcomers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.The ballot is being mailed this week to more than 425 voting members of the BBWAA. The results of the voting will... Read more »
  • Jim Thome, Chipper Jones head Hall of Fame ballot
    <![CDATA[Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome are among the 19 newcomers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.The ballot is being mailed this week to more than 425 voting members of the BBWAA. The results of the voting will... Read more »
  • Judge denies bail to Portland light-rail stabbing suspect
    <![CDATA[PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge has denied bail to a Portland man charged with fatally stabbing two men on a light-rail train and injuring a third.   Multnomah County Judge Cheryl Albrecht ruled Monday after initially delaying her decision at the conclusion of a lengthy bail hearing last week.   A homicide detective... Read more »